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Five-storey Office Building in Kyoto

An attractively designed wooden office building was one of eight projects recently selected and received recognition last month for “COFI Midrise Wood Building Design Award”. Not only is the project unique that it is 5-storey 2×4… more

NLT WG Upgraded to a Technical Committee

In fiscal 2017, the Japan 2×4 Home Builders Association conducted the char margin fire tests under the Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) Working Group.  With increasing interest in the market potential of NLT, the Association decided that… more

Canada Wood Launches Midply Promotions Campaign

During the first quarter Canada Wood commenced our branding and promotions campaign to raise awareness about the Midply high performance shear wall system. Thanks to multiple years of technical development work we anticipate ministerial… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for January 2018

Total housing starts dropped 13.2% to 66,358 units in January. In particular, non-wood construction fell significantly while wooden housing largely held its own. The mansion condominium starts fell 50.2%, dragging down the non-wood starts… more

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Japan Economic Update

Japan has been experiencing the longest period of uninterrupted growth since the 1980s, however, recent indicators possibly point to some rough sailing ahead. Exports have posted 15 consecutive months of growth, registering a 1.8% gain in… more

COFI Midrise Wood Building Design Awards

To accelerate the adoption and expand awareness of 2×4 midrise wood construction projects (4-storeys or higher) in Japan. In a first of its kind, COFI Tokyo conducted a wood midrise design competition with support of Japanese… more

Promoting WFC in Busan, Korea’s Second Largest City

The Busan Housing & Interior Exhibition is held at BEXCO in Busan every March and Canada Wood Korea (CWK) opened our industry booth again this year, introducing Canadian lumber and engineered wood to visitors. In particular, the… more

China to set up ministry of natural resources

China will set up a new ministry to protect and manage the country’s natural resources, according to a reform plan submitted to the national legislature on March 14th.
The restructuring of the State Council, China’s cabinet, is… more

Suzhou wood project wins 2018 BC Wood Design Awards

A timber structure project in Jiangsu Province has won the International Wood Design Award at the 2018 Wood Design Awards in Vancouver, Canada.
The Timber Structure Enterprise Pavilion at the Jiangsu Horticultural Expo in Suzhou was… more

Japan Housing Starts 2017 Year End Review

Considering that only a few years ago Japanese economists had previously expected housing starts to fall to the 800,000 mark by 2017, last year’s results of 964,041 units were indicative of continued building sector strength. The 2017… more

Tokachi 2×4 Association 40th Anniversary Tour Mission

To commemorate its 40th anniversary and further strengthen our ties with the Tokachi 2×4 Home Builders Association (twenty-three-member companies) COFI and the Alberta Government cohosted a tour mission with eleven delegates from this… more